Greetings Bryston Team - and Happy New Year:
I've had a BDP-2 for several years now, works wonderfully. Especially enjoy playing high-res files (96 and 192) from a connected external HD, from there data go to my Schiit Yggdrasil DAC which dutifully makes an audible click and changes sampling rate indicator lights when high-res files are sent over.
For Christmas, I got a subscription to TIDAL HiFi, was indeed able to login to TIDAL account in Manic Moose and play MQA files through the BDP-2.
BUT - on they Manic Moose player, it shows that MQA files are being streamed to my DAC at 44 / 16, and DAC indicators agree.
I was a little surprised by that, thought MQA files were supposed to be higher resolution?
If someone (Chris / Jim? ) could please explain how the BDP's handle MQA audio that would be great, in particular it would be interesting to know what happens when a streamer / DAC can't "unfold" the MQA file - does the interface just signal the Tidal service not to bother with high-res and to just send over a 44/16 file instead?
Or is there something happening in the BDP (or MPD) software that results in what looks like down sampling from the MQA (Master) level files?